Housemaster/Housemistress of Gibbs’ House (Boys’ Boarding House)

Closing Date: 19 February 2024 Employment Term: Full Time

Lancing College is seeking to recruit a Housemaster/ Housemistress to Gibbs’ House, a hugely successful Boarding House set in the heart of the College for some 65 boys aged 13-18.

This all-embracing and residential role is to promote the moral and physical welfare, the happiness, and the academic progress of the boys in Gibbs’ House, and to lead a highly-experienced team of House staff.

This is a teaching post, and any academic subject currently offered at Lancing will be considered.

Applications should be made using the application form which is available below. 

Candidates are asked to add a covering letter setting out, as succinctly as possible, their reasons for applying for the position at Lancing.

A full curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of a minimum of three referees, one of whom should be the candidate’s current or most recent employer, should be included with the application. References will be taken up in advance of the interviews.

Early applicants may be invited for interview before the closing date and the College reserves the right to make the appointment before the formal closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

Informal conversations about the post may be arranged with the current Gibbs’ Housemaster Matt Smith ( or with the Senior Deputy Head, Hilary Dugdale, (

The closing date for applications is 6.00pm on Monday 19 February, although applications may be reviewed on receipt. First round interviews are scheduled for the week commencing Monday 26 February. 

Further Information 

Lancing College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls.

Lancing College is a friendly, ethical, vibrant and outward-looking place to work. We act with integrity and treat each other with respect, valuing diversity and rejecting discrimination. We are fully committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects both our local community and our cosmopolitan student body. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, age or disability. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure which the School considers satisfactory, the receipt of satisfactory references, the school’s pre-employment medical questionnaire and sight of relevant original ID documentation and degree certificate(s).

Applicants who have lived outside of the UK in the past 10 years will be required to provide a Police Check from their country of residence. In addition, and where applicable, successful candidates will be required to produce a ‘letter of professional standing’ issued by the relevant professional regulatory authority as proof of past conduct.

Lancing College conducts online searches for shortlisted candidates. This check is undertaken based on the requirements set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023. The check helps us to ensure safe and robust checks on the suitability of individuals to work within our School.

To minimise unconscious bias or potential discrimination issues, a person who will not be on the appointed interview panel will conduct the search and will only share information when findings are of a concern. The appointed panel may explore any concerns passed to them as part of our due diligence process.

The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered “spent” under the Act) must be declared. If you have a criminal record this will not automatically debar you from employment. Instead, each case will be assessed fairly by reference to the School’s objective assessment.